# Percentage

• Jul 6th 2009, 08:42 PM
acc100jt
Percentage
There are three numbers A,B and C. A is 125% more than B, and B is 60% less than C. By what percentage is A more than C.

Appreciate those who help :)
• Jul 6th 2009, 08:48 PM
malaygoel
What is meant by 125% more..

If B is 100, then what is A?
• Jul 6th 2009, 09:00 PM
VonNemo19
Quote:

Originally Posted by acc100jt
There are three numbers A,B and C. A is 125% more than B, and B is 60% less than C. By what percentage is A more than C.

Appreciate those who help :)

$A=B+1.25B$

$B=C-.60C$

Can you simplify and substitute?
• Jul 6th 2009, 09:32 PM
acc100jt
So

$
A=B+1.25B=2.25B
$

$
B=C-.60C=0.4C
$

By substitution,
$A=(2.25)(0.4C)$
$A=0.9C$

So A is 10% less than C. Am I correct?
• Jul 6th 2009, 09:56 PM
VonNemo19
Quote:

Originally Posted by acc100jt

So A is 10% less than C. Am I correct?

Indeed.